2017 NRL - Grant Trouville © NRL Photos

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He won this year's Wally Lewis Medal after his State of Origin heroics and has established himself on the Kangaroos' wing in the absence of Darius Boyd, but the best is yet to come for South Sydney-bound Dane Gagai.

Awaiting him in the NRL at the conclusion of this year's World Cup is a four-year commitment at the Rabbitohs, standing in the same backline as one of the modern day greats – Greg Inglis.

It's a mouth-watering prospect for new Souths coach Anthony Seibold, who knows both players well from his time as a Queensland assistant coach.

The pair are set to strike up a dangerous combination next season – with fit-again Inglis at fullback and Dane Gagai probing away out wide in the centres.

"Now I get to go to a club where I get to play with Greg Inglis week in, week out, it's going to be a bit more fun playing alongside him than trying to tackle him," Gagai said ahead of Friday's World Cup semi-final against Fiji.

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